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Estimating regional benefits of reducing targeted pollutants: an application to agricultural effects on water quality and the value of recreational fishing

Authors
Journal
Journal of Environmental Management
0301-4797
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0301-4797(05)80019-2
Keywords
  • Environmental Economics
  • Water Quality
  • Agricultural Pollutants
Disciplines
  • Agricultural Science

Abstract

The general focus of this paper is the regional estimation of marginal benefits of targeted water pollution abatement to instream uses. Benefit estimates are derived from actual consumer choices of recreational fishing activities and the implied expenditures for various levels of water quality. The methodology is applied to measuring the benefits accruing to recreational anglers in Indiana from the abatement of pollutants that are by-products of agricultural crop production.

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